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Lydia Chazeau

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Watamu, Kenya

Enjoy a sunset cruise through a bird lover’s paradise when you sail on a traditional dhow through Mida Creek. Stretching inland from the Indian Ocean to Arabuko Sokoke Forest, this stretch of water is one of Watamu’s hidden treasures. The creek is home to flocks of pink flamingo, malachite kingfisher and African fish eagle.

Relax on board our Arabian boat, sundowner in hand, as you cruise through the mangroves in the shade of the palms alongside the dug-out canoes. The creek has wide, healthy beds of seagrass and coral, home to many species of fish and feeding sea turtles.

Mida Creek is where you can experience some of the most beautiful natural attractions on the Kenyan coast. It is also a stopover point for many migratory birds such as the crab plover, curlew sandpiper, whimbrel and sanderling. Mida is best explored by dhow at dusk, when the setting sun turns the waters to gold and flocks of roosting birds fill the sky.  

Additional notes about the tour

The dhow cruise along Mida Creek is an additional cost. Children from the age of eight and above are welcome. Departure time from the hotel is between 16.00 and 16.30 (dependent on the weather). The maximum number of passenger for the cruise is 25. The duration of the cruise is approximately three hours. This is available when staying at Hemingways Watamu.

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